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10/9/1 List: 10 things I learned from Hip Hop by Lance Vargas

William Drayton & Carl Ridenhour.

Ten things I learned from Hip Hop by Lance Vargas

10. I learned that black males are called niggas and black females are called bitches.

9. I learned that a police helicopter is called a ghetto bird.

8. I learned that with one and a half pair of pants you ain't cool.

7. I learned about Crenshaw and Slauson.

6. I learned about racist typecasting in Hollywood movies.

5. I learned that a bird in the hand is worth more than a Bush.

4. I learned about misogyny in the black community.

3. I learned about 9's glocs and gats.

2. I learned that the police brutality runs rampant in the LAPD.

1. I learned to never let a win get to your head or a loss get to your heart.

Lance Vargas is a San Diego writer.